Mystics : Presence and Aporia (Hardcover)

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When we speak of mystics, we normally think of people who have confessed extraordinary experiences of divine presence. But mysticism can also refer to the ways that people have described and explained such phenomena--ways that challenge our normal modes of thinking and believing. And the study of mystics can show problems inherent to experience and language--how to speak and think about what affects people but lies beyond language or thought."Mystics" presents a collection of previously unpublished essays by prominent scholars that consider both the idea of mystics and mysticism. The contributors offer detailed discussions of a variety of mystics from history, including Dionysius the Areopagite, Thomas Aquinas, Joan of Arc, Nicholas of Cusa, Saint Teresa of Avila, Martin Luther, and George Herbert. Essays on mysticism in George Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, and contemporary technology bring the volume into the twenty-first century.For anyone interested in the state of current thinking about mysticism, this collection will be an essential touchstone.Contributors: Thomas A. Carlson, Alexander Golitzin, Kevin Hart, Amy Hollywood, Michael Kessler, Jean-Luc Marion, Bernard McGinn, Francoise Meltzer, Susan Schreiner, Regina M. Schwartz, Christian Sheppard, David Tracy

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226432090
SKU 202333772
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0226432092
Release Date 11/1/2003
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